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1. The Castle of Purity (1973)

110 min | Drama

The story of a disciplined and sexually driven man who keeps his family isolated in his home for years to protect them from the "evil nature" of human beings while inventing (with his wife)... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Claudio Brook, Rita Macedo, Arturo Beristáin, Diana Bracho

Votes: 1,179

2. Silent Light (2007)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

In a Mennonite community in Mexico, a father's faith is tested when he falls in love with a new woman.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Cornelio Wall, Miriam Toews, Maria Pankratz, Peter Wall

Votes: 5,669 | Gross: $0.05M

3. Hell Without Limits (1978)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in a Mexican town. Rich, elderly Don Alejo is poised to sell the town for a profit, needing only to buy a ... See full summary »

Director: Arturo Ripstein | Stars: Roberto Cobo, Fernando Soler, Lucha Villa, Ana Martín

Votes: 911

4. Viridiana (1961)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Francisco Rabal, Fernando Rey, José Calvo

Votes: 20,502

5. Nosotros los pobres (1948)

Not Rated | 128 min | Drama

Nosotros Los Pobres stars Pedro Infante as a carpenter whose entire family must work together to clear his name after he is charged with a murder..

Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Pedro Infante, Evita Muñoz 'Chachita', Carmen Montejo, Blanca Estela Pavón

Votes: 874

6. Amores Perros (2000)

R | 154 min | Drama, Thriller

83 Metascore

A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life's harsh realities, all in the name of love.

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo, Álvaro Guerrero

Votes: 212,314 | Gross: $5.38M

7. Macario (1960)

91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Poor, hungry peasant Macario longs for just one good meal on the Day of the Dead. After his wife cooks a turkey for him, he meets three apparitions, the Devil, God, and Death. Each asks him... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Gavaldón | Stars: Ignacio López Tarso, Pina Pellicer, Enrique Lucero, Mario Alberto Rodríguez

Votes: 2,250

8. Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama

88 Metascore

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ana López Mercado

Votes: 109,911 | Gross: $13.62M

9. El Topo (1970)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Western

A mysterious black-clad gunfighter wanders a mystical Western landscape encountering multiple bizarre characters.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, José Legarreta, Alfonso Arau

Votes: 23,738

10. Herod's Law (1999)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

64 Metascore

Mexico, 1949. The fable of a janitor turned Mayor on a little town lost in the Mexican desert, who gradually realizes how far his new acquainted power and corruption can get him.

Director: Luis Estrada | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Delia Casanova, Juan Carlos Colombo

Votes: 4,382

11. The Young and the Damned (1950)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama

A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Alfonso Mejía, Roberto Cobo, Estela Inda, Miguel Inclán

Votes: 16,800

12. Sin Nombre (2009)

R | 96 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

77 Metascore

A Honduran young girl and a Mexican gangster are united in a journey across the American border.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Paulina Gaitan, Marco Antonio Aguirre, Leonardo Alonso, Karla Cecilia Alvarado

Votes: 30,094 | Gross: $2.53M

13. The Crime of Padre Amaro (2002)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

Politics and sexual passions threaten to corrupt a young, newly-ordained priest in a small Mexican town.

Director: Carlos Carrera | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Ana Claudia Talancón, Sancho Gracia, Angélica Aragón

Votes: 12,447 | Gross: $5.71M

14. Japón (2002)

R | 122 min | Drama

76 Metascore

A painter from the big city goes to a remote canyon to commit suicide. To reach some calmness, he stays at the farmstead of Ascen, an old, religious woman. Although but a few words are spoken, love grows.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Alejandro Ferretis, Magdalena Flores, Yolanda Villa, Martín Serrano

Votes: 3,106

15. Battle in Heaven (2005)

Unrated | 98 min | Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

Marcos lusts after his boss's promiscuous daughter, but after botching an extortion scheme, he becomes wracked with guilt.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Marcos Hernández, Anapola Mushkadiz, Bertha Ruiz, David Bornstein

Votes: 5,812 | Gross: $0.07M

16. María Candelaria (Xochimilco) (1944)

Approved | 76 min | Romance, Drama

In Xochimilco 1909, María Candelaria and Lorenzo Rafael long for getting married but the odds are against them. Maria Candelaria is segregated for being a prostitute's child and the couple ... See full summary »

Director: Emilio Fernández | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz, Alberto Galán, Margarita Cortés

Votes: 881

17. Victims of Sin (1951)

90 min | Drama, Musical, Crime

In México City, a Cuban dancer from "Cabaret Changó" rescues a baby from a garbage can and decides to raise him, but her pachuco pimp gets in her way.

Director: Emilio Fernández | Stars: Ninón Sevilla, Tito Junco, Rodolfo Acosta, Rita Montaner

Votes: 220

18. Another Dawn (1943)

108 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

The disaffected wife of a failed civil servant, is thrilled to re-encounter Octavio, a former lover who is now a union activist on the run from a corrupt politician. Hoping to help him, she... See full summary »

Director: Julio Bracho | Stars: Andrea Palma, Pedro Armendáriz, Alberto Galán, Narciso Busquets

Votes: 203

19. Cronos (1993)

R | 94 min | Horror

70 Metascore

A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Margarita Isabel

Votes: 25,303 | Gross: $0.62M

20. Midaq Alley (1995)

Unrated | 140 min | Drama, Romance

Based on the Nobel Prize Winner's novel, the Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz. The story, translated from El Cairo to Mexico City's downtown, narrates the life of the members of the neighbourhood ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Fons | Stars: Ernesto Gómez Cruz, María Rojo, Salma Hayek, Bruno Bichir

Votes: 2,611

21. Duck Season (2004)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

74 Metascore

Flama and Moko are fourteen years old; they have been best friends since they were kids. They have everything they need to survive yet another boring Sunday: an apartment without parents, ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Eimbcke | Stars: Diego Cataño, Daniel Miranda, Enrique Arreola, Danny Perea

Votes: 3,661 | Gross: $0.15M

22. Cronicas (2004)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

A suspense thriller about a reporter from Miami who travels to Ecuador in pursuit of a serial killer known as the "Monster of Babahoyo."

Director: Sebastián Cordero | Stars: John Leguizamo, Alfred Molina, Leonor Watling, Damián Alcázar

Votes: 3,235 | Gross: $0.30M

23. El Narco (2010)

NC-17 | 145 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Benjamin Garcia, Benny, is deported from the United States. Back home and against a bleak picture, Benny gets involved in the narco business, in which has for the first time in his life, an... See full summary »

Director: Luis Estrada | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Joaquín Cosio, Ernesto Gómez Cruz, María Rojo

Votes: 7,500

24. The Perfect Dictatorship (2014)

143 min | Comedy, Drama

TV MX, the most powerful Mexican Television Corporation, discloses a scandalous story involving Governor Carmelo Vargas in serious crimes and illicit business. Governor Vargas worried about... See full summary »

Director: Luis Estrada | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Alfonso Herrera, Joaquín Cosio, Osvaldo Benavides

Votes: 4,153

25. Matando Cabos (2004)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

44 Metascore

A dark, offbeat comedy about a group of Mexico City teens embroiled in a kidnapping involving a retired wrestling legend and a parrot.

Director: Alejandro Lozano | Stars: Tony Dalton, Ana Claudia Talancón, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Kristoff

Votes: 4,328 | Gross: $0.13M

26. Sólo con Tu Pareja (1991)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

61 Metascore

A womanizer is falsely diagnosed with AIDS by a jealous lover and falls in love with a woman equally suicidal as he.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Claudia Ramírez, Luis de Icaza, Astrid Hadad

Votes: 3,116 | Gross: $0.01M

27. The Exterminating Angel (1962)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy

The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere, Enrique Rambal, José Baviera

Votes: 27,092

28. Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

When tradition prevents her from marrying the man she loves, a young woman discovers she has a unique talent for cooking.

Director: Alfonso Arau | Stars: Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, Mario Iván Martínez

Votes: 16,098 | Gross: $21.67M

29. Las poquianchis (De los pormenores y otros sucedidos del dominio público que acontecieron a las hermanas de triste memoria a quienes la maledicencia así las bautizó) (1976)

110 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

Based in the true case of the sisters who ran brothels in which kidnapping, killings and clandestine burial were common.

Director: Felipe Cazals | Stars: Diana Bracho, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos, Salvador Sánchez, Pilar Pellicer

Votes: 232

30. Los tres huastecos (1948)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

This is the story of three brothers (a priest, a soldier and an outlaw) that are raised separately by their godfathers once their mother dies. They cross their paths again when the soldier ... See full summary »

Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Pedro Infante, Blanca Estela Pavón, María Eugenia Llamas, Fernando Soto

Votes: 580

31. La vida no vale nada (1955)

TV-PG | 100 min | Drama

Con una perspectiva un poco fatalista sobre la naturaleza humana y la búsqueda de la felicidad a través del amor, Pablo experimenta de manera cínica algunas relaciones sin éxito.

Director: Rogelio A. González | Stars: Pedro Infante, Rosario Granados, Domingo Soler, Magda Guzmán

Votes: 91

32. El bruto (1953)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

A tough young man, who helps to kick poor people out of their houses, falls in love with a girl. She lives with her father in the building about to be demolished.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Pedro Armendáriz, Katy Jurado, Rosita Arenas, Andrés Soler

Votes: 1,630

33. Two Careful Fellows (1953)

TV-PG | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Two best friends clash when one marries the girlfriend of the other.

Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Jorge Negrete, Pedro Infante, Carmelita González, Yolanda Varela

Votes: 714

34. A Beautiful Secret (2002)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

La amada leyenda de la pantalla, Katy Jurado, la ilumina una última vez en la historia de una amistad especial que se desarrolla entre una mujer solitaria de edad y Jorge, un adolescente ... See full summary »

Director: Leopoldo Laborde | Stars: Katy Jurado, Imanol, Ana de la Reguera, Jaime Aymerich

Votes: 168

35. Ustedes, los ricos (1948)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama

Sequel to Nosotros los Pobres (1947). This time, Pepe "El Toro" (Infante) is married with "La Chorreada" (Pavon) and they have two children. Chachita (Munoz) knows her real grandma: Charito... See full summary »

Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Pedro Infante, Evita Muñoz 'Chachita', Blanca Estela Pavón, Fernando Soto

Votes: 468

36. Pepe El Toro (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

Pepe el Toro becomes a boxer and accidentally kills his best friend during a semi-final match. Channeling his anger and frustration, Pepe goes on to win the championship while beginning ... See full summary »

Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Pedro Infante, Evita Muñoz 'Chachita', Amanda del Llano, Irma Dorantes

Votes: 425

37. Los tres García (1947)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

Ruled by a tough grandma (Sara García), the Garcías (Infante, Salazar and Mendoza) are three charro cousins who fall in love with young American-born Lupita (Marga López) and fight for her ... See full summary »

Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Sara García, Pedro Infante, Abel Salazar, Víctor Manuel Mendoza

Votes: 532

38. School for Tramps (1955)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

Alberto Medina is a very famous composer and is on a field trip when his car runs out of gas and goes downhill. While looking for help, he finds the Valverdes' house and is welcome by ... See full summary »

Director: Rogelio A. González | Stars: Pedro Infante, Miroslava, Blanca de Castejón, Óscar Pulido

Votes: 533

39. Cuando lloran los valientes (1947)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

The story centers around the brave and valiant Agapito who rescues the orphaned Pinolillo and is set to marry the beautiful Cristina. However his plans are foiled when he is forced to go on... See full summary »

Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Pedro Infante, Virginia Serret, Blanca Estela Pavón, Víctor Manuel Mendoza

Votes: 53

40. La oveja negra (1949)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

The Trevino family tries to overcome the irresponsible behavior of Don Cruz, an erratic father with numerous defects that contrast with his son Silvano, a young kid man that is incapable of passing judgment on his own father.

Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Fernando Soler, Pedro Infante, Andrés Soler, Dalia Íñiguez

Votes: 307

41. A.T.M.: ¡¡A toda máquina!! (1951)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

A drifter lands a job as an officer in México City's elite motorcycle police unit and gets home with a mate of this unit. The mate is in love with a girl, but he and she are always making ... See full summary »

Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Pedro Infante, Luis Aguilar, Aurora Segura, Alma Delia Fuentes

Votes: 609

42. The Violin (2005)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Music

In an unnamed Latin American country that closely resembles Mexico, the government fights a rural insurgency with torture, assault, rape, and murder. Soldiers descend on a town, cutting off... See full summary »

Director: Francisco Vargas | Stars: Ángel Tavira, Gerardo Taracena, Dagoberto Gama, Mario Garibaldi

Votes: 2,259 | Gross: $0.07M

43. Lake Tahoe (2008)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A story of a teenager and the strange events that take place in his small town.

Director: Fernando Eimbcke | Stars: Diego Cataño, Hector Herrera, Daniela Valentine, Juan Carlos Lara II

Votes: 1,603 | Gross: $0.01M

44. In the Pit (I) (2006)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary

61 Metascore

A portrait of the construction workers involved in building the second deck of Mexico City's Periferico freeway.

Director: Juan Carlos Rulfo | Stars: Salvador Enriquez Castillo, Sofia García López, José Guadalupe Calzada, Isabel Dolores Hernández

Votes: 386 | Gross: $0.01M